Business: Richfield Wanted

People who thought Harry Ford Sinclair would retire to the background when his company merged with Prairie Oil and became Consolidated Oil Corp. did not know what energy there is left in the 56-year-old, broadfaced, clamp-mouthed tycoon.

He is still in business up to both elbows, from service station to executive sanctum. Last week, for example, Oilman Sinclair wanted to be in Los Angeles. He left Manhattan for Chicago. There, in the morning, he saw two bankers about his company's business, met with a vice president and the district managers. He kept a business...

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